University of California, San Diego

Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact.

Everything we do is dedicated to ensuring our students have the opportunity to become changemakers, equipped with the multidisciplinary tools needed to accelerate answers to our world’s most pressing issues. UC San Diego is a rich, collaborative environment powered by bright minds dedicated to making a difference. We will prepare the next generation of global leaders to channel their passions into driving innovation, fueling economic growth and making our world a better place.


Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 30%
  • Average ACT: 28-34
    Average SAT: 1300-1520
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application Accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Oceonography, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Sociology, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligble for: Limited athletic scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $60,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Fencing, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Men's Rowing, Women's Rowing, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Women's Water Polo

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